Villante (15-7) will be seeking the biggest victory of his career. Fighting out of New York, Villante is 5-4 overall in the UFC. His most high-profile victory came against Anderson, via TKO in 2015. He has recorded knockouts in four of his five UFC victories.
A middleweight contest between Vitor Belfort (25-13) and Kelvin Gastelum (13-2) is scheduled to headline the televised UFC Fight Night event.